About this listing
Your own private bedroom with attached private bathroom and walk-in closet. You also have access to the rest of our apartment including the kitchen and deck.
Our neighborhood is filled with local bars, restaurants, and Audubon Park including river access
Charming private bedroom with attached private bathroom in a 2-bedroom apartment. The apartment is in the back of a traditional New Orleans shotgun. The room has a firm queen-sized bed with attached private bathroom w/ tub, and a walk-in closet. We provide towels, linens, hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc.
You have access to our kitchen, living room, laundry, Wi-Fi, deck, and elliptical. We have coffee, tea, almond milk, and filtered water. We also have two bikes (w/helmets and lights) that guests can use to explore the city.
The apartment is on hip Magazine Street and is six blocks from Whole Foods. Short walk to shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, gyms, and yoga studios. Very close to Audubon Park, Zoo, running trail (1.8 mile loop), and the Mississippi river front. We are a block away from one of New Orleans' po-boy shops, Guy's and six blocks to Le Bon Temps where you can hear live music almost every night of the week.
During Mardi Gras 11 parades march in front of the house.
It's a block to the Magazine St bus stop and about 8 blocks to the St Charles street car. ($1.25 / ride and $3 a day for unlimited bus/street car rides) It's roughly a $15 cab ride to the French Quarter and $35 (w/ tip) to the airport. Safe, free parking on the street.
We also have two bikes available for guests to use.
We have two sweet cats and a german shephed who are not allowed in the private room / bath or outside (cats).
Guests have a private bedroom that is off the kitchen. Connected to their bedroom is a full, private bath and a walk-in closet.
The rest of the house is shared.
Laundry (also the host's bathroom)
Interaction with Guests
Our apartment is a 2 bedroom 2 bath so unless we are on vacation we will be living in the apartment as well. We respect your privacy and do our best not to get in your way. We enjoy getting to know our guests but are not offended if you don't want to hang out.
I really love that our neighborhood is quiet but within walking distance to tons of restaurants, bars, live music, a movie theater, grocery stores, and Audubon park. It's 6 blocks to Whole Foods and 8 to Winn Dixie (regular grocery store). We are 8 blocks to the Prytania Theater (made famous by A Confederacy of Dunces). We are walking distance to pizza, sushi, Mexican, breakfast, fresh juices, poboys, fine dinning, fantastic, local ice cream, and a french bakery. We are also 6 blocks from Le Bon Roule a great place to hear live music (usually free or for a cheap cover).
The Magazine St (#11) bus stops a block from our house. It will drop you at the beginning of the French Quarter. It's a short walk to the Tchoupatoulas bus and the St Charles street car. Our public transit system is definetly on "Island Time" meaning they are generally on time in the morning and begin to get off schedule as the day progresses. Once it gets late (past 10pm) I don't attempt trying to take the bus / street car because they do not run very often and are usually not at all on time at that point. It's a 15-20 taxi ride from Frenchman St (just past the far side of the French Quarter) unless it's a holiday or special event.
Biking is also a great way to get around New Orleans. It's best not to bike on Magazine St - better to take a side street. We have two bikes available for guests to borrow. We have helmets and lights for the bikes.
No smoking in the house (deck ok). 420 friendly. No pets. Please try to keep the cats inside / on the screened in porch. If you're going to be gone for a while please turn off the air conditioner. Always turn off the gas heater and any space heaters when you leave.
We recycle but we are not fanatical about it. Recycling is next to the trash can in the kitchen. You can recycle the following
- cardboard (no pizza boxes)
- PET boxes (almond milk etc)
- all plastic
- no glass ( I know it's weird)
The host canceled this reservation 165 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Very pleased with our stay! Private bathroom and really nice room situated in a beautiful place in NOLA.
Lesley was traveling during our visit, but still managed to make us feel right at home. She responded quickly to all of my inquiries leading up to our arrival, and her space is fantastic. The house is in a great neighborhood and provided a welcome retreat from the heat and noise of the city. Lesley also left a detailed list of restaurants, bars, and attractions, which was very helpful. We greatly enjoyed our visit and would definitely stay again!
Lesley and her husband were out of town during our stay at their airbnb. However, we found the place to be exactly as described on the website. Lesley's house sitter, Leigh, was very nice and had great suggestions. The place was very comfortable and felt clean. There was an abundant supply of towels, the AC was integral, the fridge space was helpful. We also used their bikes.
We also really enjoyed getting to know a residential neighborhood in Nola during our visit. Lesley's guidebook was very helpful. I highly recommend Lesley's space.
Lesley and Jonathan were great hosts. They took time to advise my day trips. Their apartment is decorated with their amazing paintings I appreciated their enthusiasm for life and the arts. Also their pets were adorable and very sweet. Their space is in a great location. I easily hopped on the bus a number of times and got where I needed to go.
I highly recommend this listing!
Lesley's place is so gorgeous! What a gem...I'm so glad I did not stay at a hotel!!! Exposed brick, wonderful art (done by Lesley and her boyfriend, Jonathan), and high ceilings! The room was spacious, with a large walk-in closet that I was able to put my suitcase in. The bathroom was private (master bath) and was also very spacious. I was able to store some food items in their fridge and they allowed me to use their Keurig for coffee (as well as plates and utensils). The bed was very comfortable, linens were fresh, and the temperature was perfect! The location was so great...within walking distance of so much, and parking was a breeze! There was a detailed note including places to check out, which was very helpful. Thanks so much, Lesley!!!
Lesley was awesome about sharing details on how to find the apartment, get in, and where our room was in the house in advance. As a cherry on top she provided a full "menu" of house FYIs, local restaurants (with personal reviews), and places to hang in our room. The place was soo New Orleans - an historic home, super tall ceilings, large closet and bathroom, and lovely kitchen - we loved it! I was surprised that 2 cats lived there, they were very well mannered and kept to the main rooms; as a non-cat person, I felt very comfortable. The neighborhood was a 10 minute drive from downtown and littered with local shops and restaurants. I had the best shrimp and grits.. of my life. This was my first private room Airbnb and I had wonderful stay, i would do it again and recommended others to as well.
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About the Host, Lesley
I am a 31 year old artist, photographer, and decorative painter. I live with my boyfriend, Jonathan, our German Shepherd Apollo, and our cats Ignatius (aka Scooter) and Lulu. We both work for ourselves painting, photographing, and decorative painting.
We are pretty easy going. Both of us practice ashtanga yoga and enjoy watching movies. We both enjoy traveling and meeting new people which is why we enjoy hosting people in our home.